Summarizing and Reporting Descriptive Data

Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
• Chapter 11: Summarizing and Reporting Descriptive Data, pp. 289–319
• Chapter 13: Analysis and Reporting of Quantitative Data, pp. 352–379
• Chapter 15: Analyzing and Reporting Qualitative Results, pp. 419–441
Data Results and Analysis
5This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
• CO1 Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
• CO2 Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 and 8)

After the data are collected, it is time to analyze the results!

  1. Discuss one of the four basic rules for understanding results in a research study.
  2. Compare clinical significance and statistical significance. Which one is more meaningful when considering applying evidence to your practice?
  3. Compare descriptive statistics and inferential statistics in research. Please give an example of each type that could be collected in a study that would be done on your nursing clinical issue you identified in previous weeks.